SECOND AIR FORCE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On a 2 1/2 inch (6.35 cm) blue square a golden orange falcon with jesses in striking attitude below a white star bearing a red disc.

Symbolism
The falcon represents the trained servant of man as well as of the planet here represented by the Army Air Force star. The falcon is an intelligently controlled force of destruction, destroying both in the air and upon the ground, thereby symbolizing the elements of fighter and bombardment groups which make up the Second Air Force.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 16 December 1943.





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